Could Levaquin cause Arthralgia - from FDA reports


Summary

Arthralgia is found among people who take Levaquin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Sinusitis . We study 36,980 people who have side effects while taking Levaquin from FDA. Among them, 3,579 have Arthralgia. Find out below who they are, when they have Arthralgia and more.

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Levaquin

Levaquin has active ingredients of levofloxacin. It is often used in sinusitis. (latest outcomes from Levaquin 38,198 users)

Arthralgia

Arthralgia (joint pain) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, psoriatic arthropathy, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 207,143 Arthralgia patients).

On Nov, 27, 2016

36,980 people reported to have side effects when taking Levaquin.
Among them, 3,579 people (9.68%) have Arthralgia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Levaquin cause Arthralgia?

Time on Levaquin when people have Arthralgia *:

  • < 1 month: 92.43 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 4.35 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.36 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 1.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 1.43 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.36 %
  • 10+ years: 0.07 %

Gender of people who have Arthralgia when taking Levaquin *:

  • female: 69.39 %
  • male: 30.61 %

Age of people who have Arthralgia when taking Levaquin *:

  • 0-1: 0.03 %
  • 2-9: 0.13 %
  • 10-19: 1.98 %
  • 20-29: 3.55 %
  • 30-39: 11.06 %
  • 40-49: 20.74 %
  • 50-59: 27.91 %
  • 60+: 34.61 %

Severity of Arthralgia **:

  • least: 6.25 %
  • moderate: 31.25 %
  • severe: 37.5 %
  • most severe: 25.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (580 people, 16.21%)
  • Aredia (487 people, 13.61%)
  • Ambien (432 people, 12.07%)
  • Prednisone (362 people, 10.11%)
  • Neurontin (360 people, 10.06%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Urinary Tract Infection (233 people, 6.51%)
  • Pneumonia (217 people, 6.06%)
  • Bronchitis (186 people, 5.20%)
  • Pain (183 people, 5.11%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (179 people, 5.00%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Pain In Extremity (1,074 people, 30.01%)
  • Pain (1,038 people, 29.00%)
  • Weakness (903 people, 25.23%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (857 people, 23.95%)
  • Back Pain (797 people, 22.27%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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